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Controllable micro air vehicle with only one actuator


Mr. Chen Nan

PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

2:30 am


Via Zoom


In the last two decades, there has been an increased interest in micro air vehicles (MAVs), particularly in the fields that a controllable MAV with highly underactuated characteristic. Swashplateless propulsion system (SPS) is a way to significantly reduce the number of actuators, by applying some exquisite mechanical structures in the propeller hub. It can produce horizontal forces or moments based on a cyclical acceleration and deacceleration of motor. However, the SPS has not been used in a MAV with only one actuator. In this talk, the mechanism of the SPS and previous implementation in MAVs will be briefly introduced. And the structure design and flying simulation of a self-rotation MAV with the SPS will be presented.

Research Areas:

Robotics and Control

Contact for


Dr. F. Zhang

+(852) 3917 7909

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